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Struggles, Successes and Appreciation at the National Archives

This being our final week, we headed to Kew and the National Archives to acquire material for our end-of-course research papers. Despite the fact that I’m denial about this adventure ending, I was excited to delve into some really neat primary sources and “do what real historians do,” as my professor put it. 567 more words


Boadicea: Celtic Warrior Queen

We visit  ancient British during the Roman rule to see Boadicea one of British’s greatest heroine. Her story of rebellion against the Romans was nearly forgotten until Tacitus’ work, Annals, was rediscovered in 1360. 1,149 more words

Interesting Fact

British History Online (premium content)

The University Library now provides access to the premium content of the British History Online resource run by the Institute of Historical Research at the University of London. 149 more words

New Database

Atmospheric Railways and Ireland

By Adrian James Kirwan

The idea that comes to mind when one is asked to think of a railway is most likely a steam or diesel locomotive pulling a series of carriages. 690 more words

British History

A HISTORY of whispers and forgetfulness

I am reading a history of ‘Celtic Britain’ by Alistair Moffat. It is beautifully written and has me thinking of parallels with a Maori history of New Zealand. 999 more words

Social And Political Contexts

The Melancholy Case of Archbishop Abbot

On July 24, 1621, the Archbishop of Canterbury, George Abbot, killed a gamekeeper named Peter Hawkins while hunting in Bramshill Park. That unfortunate accident was the first scene in a protracted legal drama that would become a… 1,893 more words

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